Clinical Practice in the Digital Age (CLIN100)

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Clinicians from all clinical disciplines.

Recommended pre-requisites


Course description

Health service delivery has entered the digital age.

If your area of practice is not already working substantially digitally, then it soon will be. Digitization either affects, or will affect, everything you do.

This course is designed for health professionals from all clinical disciplines. It is a foundation course. It provides information that all clinicians need to know about their working environments – but which are typically not addressed during clinical studies.

Learning Objectives

Having successfully completed this course, clinicians will be able to:

  1. Explain and discuss the state of maturity of digitization in clinical practice and thereby:
  • Demonstrate ambitious but realistic expectations of current and planned clinical information systems.
  • Assess potential impacts for their clinical practice and professions.
  1. Describe health and biomedical informatics and its importance to clinical practice in the digital age.
  2. Recognize major sources of complexity in health and biomedical informatics, and the nature of their complexity.
  3. Advocate for evidence-based approaches to dealing with these complexities.
  4. Distinguish between categories of clinical information systems and their clinical governance implications.
  5. Recognize success (and failure) factors for clinical information system implementations.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of patient safety in relation to clinical information systems and the ability to contribute to its improvement.
  7. Identify high quality sources of further knowledge and skill development in health and biomedical informatics.


Module 1 – The path to digitization in health; introduction top health and biomedical informatics.

Module 2 – Clinical data: The beating heart of health and biomedical informatics.

Module 3 – Clinical data quality.

Module 4 – Distributed systems and interoperability.

Module 5 – Health’s complex, socio-technical system.

Module 6 – Clinical information systems (CIS).

Module 7 – Making CIS work for clinicians.

Module 8 – Patient safety; clinical governance.

Module 9 – Course review.

Module 10 – Quiz and close.